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    November 24, 2012
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know the port and oweb but i'm unusual and most are true civilians and it's unfair for them to have to argue from a person from one of these groups when you're soliciting public input. either shut the hell up and/or identify yourself and this came out directly from the last session of the input on 32-32 because the warriors went way over the line. thank you. >> okay. any further public comment? okay. >> item four is executive session. >> so moved. >> second. >> we are in executive session.
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(recess). (executive session).
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>> are you guys ready? okay. >> roll call. commissioner. >> present. >> commissioner. >> here. >> commissioner. >> here. >> commissioner. >> here. >> item two approval of minutes for october 23, 2012 meeting with a minor correction. >> so moved. >> second.
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>> all in favor? >> aye. >> number three public comment on executive session, sue hester . >> sue hester. i didn't identify myself on there, but i have attended all of the public workshops for public input on pier 30-32 and i would ask this commission and the staff to direct everyone who is a negotiating party to when they attend these public meetings to shut up and identify themselves. there was a lot of furor at my table at the latest session which was quality of life because one of the warrior's negotiators sat at our table
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and had input, and was very vocal, and didn't identify herself as a warriors until the entire thing was over and people freaked out. i request that there be a rule and enforced on all negotiations particularly the golden state warriors that in the case of the golden state warriors the port, owed and particularly the warriors not participate as members of the public and wear big badges saying who they are because people hide behind anonymity and i know because i have been around the block owed -- i don't know the golden state warriors but i know the port and i know owed but i am very unusual. most of the people there are true civilians and it
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is unfair for them to have to argue with a person from the warriors and a person from the port or a person from oewd when you're soliciting public input. either shut the hell up and/or identify yourself and this came out directly from the last session of the input on 30-32 because of the warriors went way over the line. thank you. >> okay. any further public comment? okay. >> item four executive session. >> so moved. >> second. >> okay. we are in executive session. >> okay. executive negotiator. >> move that we reconvene. >> move. >> second. >> moved that we don't disclose anything in close session.
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>> second. >> okay. >> all in favor? >> aye. >> please be advised that the ringing and use of cell phones and pagers and similar devices are prohibited at this meeting. please be advised that the chair may order the removal in the meeting room of any person using one of these electronic devices. please be advised that a member of the public has up to three minutes to make comments on each agenda item unless a shorter period is adopted on any item. first is executive port report. >> thank you we have a great agenda and happy to see so many faces. i have a few items on the executive director report. i wanted to report a couple of milestones with respect to the brandon street project. it's
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going on schedule. you recall it calls for june 2013 completion date, and so that is on schedule. it is a $26 million project, so we of very fortunate to have some funds come from the 2008 clean and safe neighborhood parks bond, and you recall it's located on the embarcadero and intended to be a new 57,000 square foot public open space with raised land and interpretive elements and we were fortunate to get financial help from the u.s. army corp of engineers and helped with demolition of pier 36 and the port is helping with the construction of the new wafer of and last night for those in the neighborhood probably already know this. over 900 cubic yards of cement was pored over night.
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they had one to three cement trucks arriving every one to three minutes and from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.. it was a huge effort and a special thanks to our construction company, linda bazo, the department of public works, the san francisco metropolitan transportation authority, the san francisco police department and of course port staff, so pile driving will resume tomorrow and by the end of the week all piles will be installed. this is a great project which is being built to standards the most modern ones that we know for earthquake protection and sea level rise and looking forward to the next america's cup event and fleet
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street and having it open as a prime spot for viewing and thanks to everyone and the neighbors who of very patient through this process. i also want to report that proposition b for clean and safe neighborhood bonds two passed on november 6 by 71-point 7% of the vote and terrific and goes to the generosity of the san francisco voters that support the amazing amenities in the city. the bond gives $36.5 million to various parks and the pier up in fisherman's wharf and plaza 27-13 and in mission bay and warm water cove and a creek and we're are exciting to go ahead with the parks and the expansion of this park and we are pleased and
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gratified to the voters the city and mike thanks with your help with this measure even if all you did was vote yes so thank you for that. this saturday on november 14 there is an open house regarding the future of sea lot wall 337 at at&t park and hosted by the giants and the team will be there to talk informally about the mixed use project there, and i saw jack bear earlier and i believe it might be your birthday today jack. >> happy birthday. >> so i'm expecting cake tomorrow if you would like to join us. happy birthday. thank you for joining us on your special day and that is at at&t park and a rare chance to see
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the ballpark under populated i guess for lack of a better word, and lastly i wanted to report that thursday november 15 is the official opening of crab seafnlt i understand that we have been meeting the prossers have arrived at a price so that's terrific. it sounds like the crab season is going to start on time so we can expect to see all of the vessels go out tomorrow and setting the traps and returning thursday with the crab and the recreational crab season opened this week and there are people fishing for themselves and bringing in crabs so it looks like it's going to be a fairly decent season. we are very happy about that. we have 13 transient vessels at the port and as well as our own fishing fleet and we expect to have
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crab for thanksgiving so that is exciting that. concludes my report. >> thank you. is there any public comment on the executive director's report? hearing none. >> items on the consent calendar and authorize for competitive bids for a construction contract and pier 33 and electrical service upgrade and america's cup and next is for bottle refilling station with a market value listed here for most depender fountains incorporated and next is to exsend grant funding from the california water ways banted abatement fund for water craft. next is authorization extend $20,000 grant from the california department of voting and water
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waste vessel turn in program and allow for removal and storage of vessels within the port of san francisco. >> so moved. >> second. >> is there any public comment? all in favor? >> aye. >> resolution 1285, 1286, 1287 and 1288 have passed. >> next is informational presentation regarding the fiscal report for the san francisco multi-venue project on piers 30 and 32 and request approval for the amendment for the first agreement with them for the development of piers 30 and 32 on embarcadero roadway and the san francisco bay and the sale or lease of development the sea wall bounded in embarcadero roadway beale and
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bryant streets. >> good afternoon commissioners. i am jennifer mattes from economic work force development. on behalf of a team of forks we're here to present the first comprehensive hearing on the project that would include a multipurpose arena that would be home to the golden state warriors. we have been working with citizen advisory committees set up through the port by the request of supervisor jane kim since august and this is the first opportunity to give you a comprehensive overview of some of the aspects of the project we have been talking about as well as talk to you about the fiscal feasibility report that is going to be considered by the board of supervisors budget and finance committee tomorrow. as you're
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aware the chapter 29 of the code requires that there are findings of fiscal feasibility for certain public /private and public projects flrd to move forward and commence in environmental review and we prepared a fiscal feasibility report and reviewed by harvey rose, the board of supervisors budget analyst and found it fiscally feasible and will make that request tomorrow and next week. this presentation today has many parts and we will be moving back and forth between presenters who are experts in the various aspects of this project. a brief outline. we're going to be -- i will first talk a little bit about the public outreach to date and proposed. diane oceana will talk about development around port development at this site.
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justin from a and e comwill give overview of the proposed project. peter albert from mta will talk about the transportation assessment that is going out in the embarcadero right now and inform the environmental review process if for this and we will discussed fiscal terms and feasibility analysis and the framework that informs that and then we will conclude with a few words from the warriors who would like to talk a little bit about what this project really means for the city and for the port, and finally we willing asking to you extend some of the deadlines in the exclusive negotiating agreement to allow us to negotiate a comprehensive term sheet which we hope to bring to you by april of next year so
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with that as mentioned there was a advisory committee formed for the port and from that committee there are three tracks of workshops that have begun or soon to begin. we are doing transportation workshops to talk about challenges in the south beach, mission bay neighborhood, some of which are -- due to existing conditions and ones that are potentially created by the additional activity here. we are moving forward with neighborhood quality of life workshops to look at ways in which a permanent funding stream and free standing entity can be created to work with neighbors, merchants and stakeholders in the vicinity to address concerns around increased development and activities, and then we are
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about to embark on a design workshop for sea wall lot 330. while the design for the arena i think has been very much embraced and has a lot of momentum moving forward there has been less time spend on the development of the sea wall and we would like to engage the public in a workshop to look at possibilities and options for that site. so just reviewing the time line a little bit. the announcement of the proposed project was made in may. in august the cac was r was formed. we have had four meetings to date and talk about water trust and overview. a meeting in september in which the transportation assessment framework was described. a second meeting in september to talk about design policies and the approach to design at the
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sites as well as a presentation by the warriors around their urban design sort of philosophy. that was followed in october where the actual project design for the arena was first unveiled and the findings of the fiscal feasibility report were reviewed there and the next meeting is december 11 which will encompass in part workshop report backs and including a report of the sea wall design workshop. this is just a calendar of the workshops that are -- that have occurred and the ones to be planned. we will have a transportation workshop on december 4. then our next neighborhood quality of life workshop and this after the holidays. there are no other workshops between now and the new year. with they would
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invite diane up and give a little context for the development of the site. >> good afternoon president and members of the commission, members of public. i am diane with the ports, planning and development division and as part of the orientation for the cac and the general public we did do a broad overview of the policy context and some of the design framework for the project site starting with the waterfront land use plan which you know is the port commission's master plan for the seven and a half mile waterfront. it was originally adopted in 1997. it's been updated occasionally based on various projects that have come through, and its primary objectives are to reunite the waterfront with the city, but incorporating these features that are in the slide
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to maintain and give priority to the diversity of maritime industries that call san francisco home. we actually have probably the most diverse portfolio of maritime industries in the united states ports, and to integrate that with an expanded open space plan recognizing that the waterfront is becoming more of a public recreation and open space access for the city at large which really gets integrated with mixed use development sites that are identified within the waterfront land use plan, and in carrying out this planning process originally there was another advisory group that was created that recommended a plan to the port commission at the time. the port commission in 1997 approved that plan and upon approving the plan then the port
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also then went to work with the planning commission and the board of supervisors and mb dc to outline the policies appropriate for the waterfront with the city's planned policies for the waterfront and to align the various jurisdictions and to try to give careful and consistent focus what should be happening along that waterfront. as i mentioned there are mixed use development opportunities that are identified in the land use plan, and the bryant street opportunity area is one of those within the south beach area consisting of pier 30-32 and sea wall lot 330. during the plan process it was always seen as an opportunity to create these mix use maritime developments that brought new opportunities for expansion and improvement of maritime uses with a mix of
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uses that would help to finance the bill taking of our piers, create a new mix of activities that would draw people out to the waterfront, and also we coordinated that with the open space plan. that's also promoted in the plan so the wharf project that was described to you was distributed conceived as a package for benefits of open space and activities that promoted our maritime uses. at the time the water front plan was being contemplated we look at accessible land uses on every port parcel and for pier 30-32 there is a menu of uses which includes assembly and entertainment uses as being allowable, long-term uses as
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long as retail and other activities in support of this mixed use development concept. the waterfront plan also does contemplate sports facilities in portions of the waterfront. at the time the plan was approved the ballpark site was actively considered as one of the sports facility venues along the waterfront. pier 30-32 wasn't specifically looked at at that time but as part of the project and overall package of approvals the port commission and others will contemplate that arena use and other activities that are proposed. this site also in the context of embarcadero historic district, the national register historic district, is the only pier that is really outside of the boundaries of the historic district but adjacent to the
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historic district. there was a recognition there was an opportunity to do something architecturally unique and different in this stretch of the waterfront. the strength of the historic character of the architecture kind of weakens so the plan does call out for a fresh look at new architectural endeavor in this area, and across the street on sea wall lot 330 the waterfront plan has a basic concept of promoting inland development that really takes its cues from what is happening adjacent in the adjacent neighborhoods and districts so it's a mixed use residential use hotel and commercial uses is typically something that is contemplated for the sea wall lot north of base channel and with that we provided the back drop for the
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cac and the public. it designed the form process that the warrior's team has gone through and i would like to introduce justin mccann with the design team to walk you through the design of the project itself. thank you. >> good afternoon commissioners. my name is ms. mccann. i am with ae comas as diane mentioned and i will go over the design and the development proposed on
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piers 30-32 and sea lot 330. i will show you our initial concepts. there will be a lot more design to happen but i will walk you through our proposals for the development. ae com is a global engineering and architecture firm in san francisco and here for years and working in collaboration with others for this project. bill crocket is the head of the practice and leading the architectural effort for the project. some of you maybe wondering what the name snow hitter mean. it's the name of a mountain in norway and craig dikeus has named the firm after this mountain. i believe he climbs it every summer. he sends his apologies and isn't
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climbing this week and couldn't make this presentation but will be here in the future and they do really beautiful and highly regarded cultural and arts performing venues amongst other types of buildings, so when we started the project our clients, the warriors, challenged snow hitter and ourselves to think how we could connect the city to the water and do that in an inspiring way that could create an iconic destination for san francisco so we took inspiration from craig's work with snow hitter, and this is what -- of course what you see right now on piers 32- 30 and difficult to get on the pier and 900 feet away and quite a walk to get to the
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end of the pier. this is the oslo opera house designed by craig and snow hitter. this is an interesting building. it's an icon for oslo. the community loves it. they may never go to a opera but there enjoying the activity to the water and what encircling this building and wraps its way up as well. this is a view from higher elevation and the public can walk around and get spectacular views across the city and you can get down and touch the water as part of this development and in some ways we took inspiration of this and how could you connect the community to the water in a creative and iconic way? then we also started out by